Colas have an exciting opportunity for an Estimator/QS with highways construction experience to join the team in Grantham, compiling estimates for Surface Treatments & Recycling and highways infrastructure projects for both external clients and internal business units. Autonomously undertaking estimates in line with client requirements with direction from senior members of the operations & preconstruction team, whilst ensuring compliance with Colas Ltd s ethical working practices and estimating procedures.
As well as a highly competitive salary, Colas offers some great benefits with this role, including:
• A generous pension contribution
• Life assurance cover (x4 basic salary)
• 25 days annual leave + bank holidays (with the option to buy/sell more)
• Flexible working policy
• Opportunity to study towards a professional qualification fully funded
• Ongoing training and personal/professional development
• Discounts on car leasing, holidays, cinema tickets, restaurants and much more through our online employee benefits portal
As an experienced estimator you will work to produce accurate and compliant tenders and quotations with due account of risks and opportunities present as agreed with the appropriate delegate during tender commission, adhering to the approved estimating process and ensuring stage gates are observed when appropriate, provide content for governance process in a timely and considered manner, maintain the accuracy of library rates appropriate for the estimate, ensure that a comprehensive handover is undertaken, and commercial and operational teams have an appropriate understanding of the estimate, ensure all documents and spreadsheets used in the production of estimates are appropriately archived / saved to SharePoint upon tender closedown, aid in the development of junior team members as required.
Contribute to business development in own area of expertise, maintain an up-to-date awareness of Colas Ltd business processes and procedures and ensure continued compliance within own area of discipline. Conduct all duties and responsibilities in a manner that appropriately and adequately supports the group image and code of ethics and promote the safety imperative, undertake the appropriate of Management Safety Observations as set in annual targets. Promote and enhance safety awareness in the business, encouraging a zero tolerance to unsafe acts and a zero target for LTIs.
The Ideal Candidate
The ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate strong awareness of civil engineering / surfacing, planning / organisational qualities, strong in the use of estimating software / MS suite of software, a willingness to assist in the development of others have excellent written and oral communication skill, able to achieve and be results driven, client focused with regular dialogue and interaction Internal and external, good knowledge of the industry, be a problem solver and analytical thinker.
You will also be qualified/hold the following:
- Appropriate higher education qualification in Construction / Civil Engineering
- GCSE Math / English or equivalent A to C
- Experienced in a similar or equivalent role
- Suitable construction qualification and training course attendance
- Full driving license
- Good level of experience in highway construction and maintenance in estimating capacity
About The Company
Colas Ltd are a UK subsidiary of the global Colas Group, which operates in over 50 countries worldwide and employs over 55,000 people including over 1500 in the UK across multiple sites. We are specialists in highways construction and have been involved in large scale UK and international construction projects within the highways, airfields and marine sectors as well as offering highways maintenance services and manufacturing our own innovative surfacing products. We hold a Gold Investor in People award for continuously developing and rewarding our employees, offering excellent career potential.
Colas is fully committed to promoting equality and diversity and maintaining a culture of fairness, transparency and respect for all employees, clients, communities, suppliers, contractors and other stakeholders. Colas aims to be inclusive, meet diverse needs and promote awareness and ownership in the workplace and the communities in which we serve.
Colas values the strength and differences that a diverse workforce brings to the organisation and believes that by harnessing these differences, we will foster a productive environment where equity and mutual respect are intrinsic, where talents are being fully utilised and organisational goals are met.